High Point Trail

Trail Activities


  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Skijoring
  • Fat biking
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Horseback riding (May 1 - November 15)
  • NO hunting

About the Trail


Overview


Located at Timm’s Hill, Wisconsin’s highest geographical point, these 3 loop trails traverse some of the most hilly terrain in the state. Forests of hardwood and hemlock border the full length of this narrow, single track trail over rolling terrain, with some steep hills. The trail climbs to the lookout tower at the top of Timm’s Hill. The gates at both ends of the park road are opened each morning and closed each evening except in the winter when the snow gets too deep and the road is impassable.

There is no fee required to use this trail.

Location


Timm’s Hill County Park is located at W3206 County Road RR in Ogema. From Highway 13 travel 3 miles east of Ogema on State Highway 86, south on County Highway C 1 mile, then left on County Road RR / Rustic Road 62 to the park entrance, which is a one-way road.

The gates at both ends of the park road are opened each morning and closed each evening except in the winter when the snow gets too deep and the road is impassable. In the winter, the park road is groomed for cross-country skiing with snowshoeing allowed on the ungroomed portion of the trail. It is about a half mile from either gate to the park.

To access the ski trail, continue on County Road RR / Rustic Road 62 to where it intersects with Ring School Road which is near the park road exit. You can park on Ring School Road to access the trail. The vault toilets located at the park are available for use in the winter.

Length


  • Cross-country and snowshoe trails: 9 miles

Trail Type


  • Loop

Skill Level


  • Moderate to difficult

Aerobic Level


  • Moderate to difficult

Hiking & Biking


The trail from the pavilion to the observation tower is gravel. The rest of the trails are hard-packed dirt. All of the trails are graded periodically in the summer. Hiking and biking is only allowed on the trails in Timm’s Hill County Park and the portion of the High Point Trail that is shared with the Timm’s Hill Trail (a 10-mile trail that connects the High Point Trail at Timm’s Hill County Park to the National Ice Age Trail).

Horseback Riding


There is a horse hitching area on the east side of Bass Lake and a marked trail that goes south to Rustic Road 62. Horses are not allowed in parking areas, on beaches, walking trails or in the day use area. A portion of each of the three loops that comprise the High Point Trail are shared with the Timm’s Hill Trail (THT) – marked with blazes on the trees and arrows. Horses are allowed on the THT from May 1 to November 15.

Horses are not allowed on the THT from November 16 through April 30 due to hunting, cross-country skiing, and spring breakup. The THT is a multi-use trail, and horses must be accustomed to meeting other trail users without having a bad reaction.


Cross-country Skiing


The trail (PDF) is made up of 3 loops which are groomed for classic and skate skiing by the High Point Ski Club. Lighted night skiing is available on a section of the trail for groups by appointment. Skijoring with dogs is allowed on the trail. The trail joins the Timm’s Hill Trail which connects the High Point Trail to the Rib Lake Area Ski Trails.

Snowshoeing


The snowshoe trail runs parallel to the ski trail. Please stay off the groomed portion of the ski trail.